• September 12, 2022

Woman Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on Gulf Freeway in Houston, TX

Houston, TX -- September 4, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle crashed, and a driver fled the scene.

Authorities gave information indicating that the crash took place on August 27 at around 12:15 a.m. in the area of Gulf Freeway and El Dorado Boulevard.

It appears that a woman was riding in a silver GMC Yukon XL pickup along the northbound lanes of I-45. That vehicle somehow lost control and crashed into a guardrail.

Officials say the driver of the vehicle left the scene. The woman was left in the vehicle unresponsive. She reportedly succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, September 4. Police have not identified the runaway driver.

Commentary on Fatal Hit-and-run Accident on Gulf Freeway in Houston

I'm going to be rather blunt here and say that there's a distinct possibility the driver responsible for this awful even fled the scene to hide the fact they were drunk. That's an all too common factor in early morning single-vehicle wrecks. Not only could that result in significant consequences for that driver, but it could even lead to a negligent alcohol provider if they illegally over-served the driver.

Houston, TX Hit-and-run Accident Kills Woman on Gulf Freeway at El Dorado

With that said, all of this depends on the community banding together and doing anything in their power to help locate the suspect driver. With the vehicle in police custody, it may simply be a matter of time before that happens. But these situations tend to resolve when someone in the community connects the dots and does the right thing. I remain hopeful that more answers are soon to come for this woman's grieving family.

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